Tag-Archive for ◊ Seawine ◊

26 Feb 2009 2007 Seawind, Pinot Noir, Split Rock Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Appearance: clear, deep ruby with slight purple hue core transitioning to ruby rim

Nose: clean, medium- intensity with aromas of red fruit (cherry and cranberry), cola and a slight aromas of wet pine.

Palate: medium+ acidity, medium tannins with slightly chalky tannins, medium length, medium to medium+ alcohol, flavors of red cherry, candied rose petals, cola, cedar and a hint of warm spices. 

The wine is very young and will benefit from a minimum of 6 months of bottle age.  The palate on the wine will improve as the tannins become more integrated, acidity soften slightly and the aroms/flavors integrated.  As the wine has been open for 30 minutes, the palate is softening and the flavors are more pronounced.   The wine is clearly showing terroir of the Split Rock Vineyard; I would like to see the wine blended with more clones/blocks from the Split Rock Vineyard.

I would recommend that you cellar the wine for 12 months before opening your bottle(s).

23 Feb 2009 2007 Seawind Chardonnay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

Appearance: Bright, clear medium- gold/yellow core to  water-white rim.

Nose: clean, medium+ intensity with flavors of chalky mineral, honeycomb, cantaloupe

Palate: medium+ intensity; medium- acidity, medium+ alcohol, medium+ concentration, medium+ length; flavors of honey, mineral, cantaloupe, oak and a dried white grape finish.  The wine has a noticable palate weight similar to a viognier but it could use some more acid to backup the ripe fruit flavors and heavy palate weight.  The finish is not as crisp as I would prefer.